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annual review celebrating 20 years of enabling the transformation of kids’ health care



Born with a rare disorder that affects his heart and kidney, Brax underwent dialysis three times a week until until he had a kidney transplant in 2017.



contents our mission


the impact of your generosity


a message from the foundation and the health service


twenty years of enabling the transformation of kids’ health


enabling world-class health care for our kids


investing in world-class expertise


pioneering ground-breaking research


securing the most advanced equipment and technology


enabling positive patient and family experiences


facilitating collaborations


fundraising highlights


financial summary


the foundation board


the foundation team


thank you to our sponsors and supporters




Annual Review 2017/2018 Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation


our mission

is to help transform the health care of sick children and young people so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives. Government funding can only achieve so much. While it covers the day to day running of Perth Children’s Hospital, the hospital and wider Child and Adolescent Health Service rely on the support of the Foundation to pioneer new treatments, secure the latest equipment and technology, conduct ground-breaking research and provide the world-class care they are so well known for. In turn, we rely on support of individuals like you. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our donors, corporate partners and volunteers. This Annual Review is a testament to you and our shared vision to dramatically improve the future health outcomes of children and young people throughout Western Australia.


kailey Kailey in the Same Day Surgical Unit recovery area following her third surgical procedure to clear a blocked tear duct.

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the impact of your generosity

Thanks to the combined generosity of the Western Australian community, the Foundation raised $9,950,361 in the 2017/18 financial year. These funds make an incredible impact. During the last financial year, we were able to provide $5,043,296 to support a wide range of initiatives throughout PMH, Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service. An additional $25 million has also been committed to longer term projects over the next five years.


Xavier was rushed to PCH after breaking his femur in two places when he fell off play equipment at home.


what we raised together 34%

Direct fundraising


Corporate partnerships


Community fundraising


Wills and bequests





$9,950,361 raised in the 2017/2018 financial year

where your donations made an impact 39%

Pioneering groundbreaking research


Investing in world-class expertise


Enabling positive patient and family experiences and facilitating collaborations


Securing the most advanced equipment and technology

$5,043,296 to support a wide range of initiatives

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a message from ... the foundation Thanks to the generosity and support of our donors over the past 20 years $75 million has been provided to the wonderful team at Princess Margaret Hospital, now Perth Children’s Hospital, and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service, enabling the delivery of the best possible care to children throughout Western Australia. A further $25 million has also been committed by the Foundation for future projects over the next five years. This remarkable level of support continues to have an immense impact on paediatric health care – here in WA and globally. Many Australian firsts have been funded thanks to Foundation grants, such as the introduction of paediatric robotic arms in the Paediatric Rehabilitation Unit. These devices are making an incredible difference to the lives of children with neurological and spinal disease or damage.

Foundation grants are also helping to increase understanding of childhood disease and illness, and discover new ways of diagnosing, treating and managing conditions. Your donations have funded many ground-breaking research projects that allow the hospital’s passionate researchers to remain at the forefront of their field. Several international studies have been entered into, giving WA researchers the opportunity to share their skills globally. As our population continues to grow, so too does the demand

for the care and support of our state’s only specialist children’s hospital. Even as we welcome the start of a new era of excellence in child health care and research at Perth Children’s Hospital, we remind ourselves that our work is far from finished. With your support, we will continue to help transform the health care of WA’s children so they can live their healthiest and happiest lives. It is incredibly humbling to work within Perth Children’s Hospital seeing the difference your donations make on a daily basis. The pages that follow provide a snapshot of what you have made possible. We hope you feel the same sense of pride we do as you read through what has been achieved. Thank you for being a part of this remarkable journey with us.

HON. IAN CAMPBELL Chairman Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

CARRICK ROBINSON Chief Executive Officer Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation


and the health service The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) continues to be incredibly grateful for the generous support provided by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors year after year. Every day we see the impact your support has on our patients and their families not only in the hospital but also through our community health and mental health services. The past year has been an exciting time with the opening of Perth Children’s Hospital in May 2018. In the lead up to opening, the Foundation played an important role in helping to farewell Princess Margaret Hospital and the special place it had in caring for children throughout Western Australia over the last 108 years.

We are delighted that the Foundation has joined us at the new hospital and are physically located in the same building which benefits so greatly from their generous financial support.

The move to Perth Children’s Hospital has heralded the start of a new era in paediatric health care in Western Australia and the Foundation continues to play an important role in this next chapter.

This funding enables the purchase of state of the art equipment and plays a huge part in attracting, training and supporting the incredible clinicians, researchers and support staff that deliver

To date the Foundation has provided $100 million in grants and forward commitments to the health service.

the best health care possible to our children and young people. On behalf of the hospital and Child and Adolescent Health Service, we would like to thank the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation donors, staff and directors for their continued generosity and commitment to our work. ARESH ANWAR Chief Executive CAHS


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twenty years

of enabling the transformation of kids’ health care 2002 1998

PMH Foundation is formally established as the main fundraising body for PMH. It provides the hospital with its first grant to purchase equipment for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. A total of $2,054,168 is raised during the first financial year.


19992000 1999

Megazone opens thanks to Foundation funding and an ongoing commitment of $150,000 per year to cover running costs.


Women of the West was established to provide an avenue for motivated women to work together and raise funds for the hospital.


A seed funding research grant is provided to Professor Peter Richmond and his team working on ways to protect children against middle ear infections, or otitis media (OM). This initial funding provided a vital launch pad for the team who are now considered one of the leading OM research groups internationally.


2003 2003

PMH Foundation funds a state of the art skin graft mesher used in burn injuries. This equipment allows for earlier burn wound coverage than would otherwise be possible and reduces the potential for scarring.


The Foundation funds the redevelopment of the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre at PMH. This brings together all facets of paediatric rehabilitation making it easier for children and their families to access services.


2006 2006

PMH Foundation partners with the Rotary Club of Mosman Park’s Big Walk, an annual event that raises over $2million for a variety of projects throughout the hospital over the next 10 years.


The Foundation establishes the Regional Assistance Fund which has supported hundreds of families from throughout WA while their child is in hospital.


20082009 2008

The Foundation commits to funding Professorial Chairs of Expertise helping to cement PMH’s reputation as a world-class teaching hospital.


PMH turns 100! Celebrations funded by the Foundation include open days that allow the community to see firsthand how far WA’s beloved children’s hospital has come.

1998-2018 2012

PMH is the first hospital in the Southern Hemisphere to introduce portable 3D Interactive Distraction Devices, or V-Pods, for the Oncology and Burns Units, thanks to funding from the Foundation.



The Foundation purchases a robotic arm for the rehabilitation team – making PMH the first hospital in Australia to have a paediatric robot for the upper limbs.

The Foundation funds the renovation of the Total Care Burns Unit bathroom to include a new specialised burns bath and create a functional space and friendly room to facilitate safe care and handling of children with burns.


2011 2011

The Foundation purchases a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation device for the Neurology Department - a world first for an Australian paediatric hospital.


Nurses at PMH undergo Paediatric Trauma Life Support training thanks to a Foundation grant.


2013 -2014 2013

The Foundation funds the first international study to document the experience of sustaining a burn from the child’s perspective.


Associate Professor Catherine Elliott is welcomed as the inaugural PMH Foundation Chair of Allied Health.


2016 2016

The Foundation awards a grant to Dr Gareth Baynam to establish the Facial Imaging program.


2018 2018

Fun on Four opens at the new Perth Children’s Hospital, continuing the Foundation’s long history of providing moments of happiness for patients and families alike.

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enabling world-class health care for our kids

Hayden Hayden was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car during the school holidays.Thankfully he is doing well today.


Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Foundation continues to collaborate with Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service to provide kids with the chance to live their healthiest and happiest lives. This support is channelled into five key areas:

Investing in future expertise

The Foundation is committed to supporting Perth Children’s Hospital clinicians through on-going professional development, to ensure they continue to deliver the best care to children and families throughout WA. We do this by funding training programs through to clinical education scholarships and ensuring our doctors, nurses and allied health staff are able to stay at the forefront of care. These people are a major driver in improving health care to our children. They provide leadership in evidence-based care, bring key research questions back to the laboratories for solutions and train and mentor the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who will without doubt work in a more evidence-informed sector.

Pioneering ground-breaking research

The high-quality care Perth Children’s Hospital is able to provide children today is built on years of effort by clinicians, researchers, PhD students and other medical professionals investigating the causes of and potential treatments for disease. The tireless efforts of these professionals have made many once life-threatening diseases and conditions a thing of the past. Yet there is still so much more to be learnt. Being able to challenge the status quo and provide care based on knowledge and evidence rather than tradition is crucial in finding new ways of treating, and preventing childhood disease and illness. The Foundation plays a pivotal role in ensuring researchers have funds to continue to make significant headway in advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care.

Securing the most advanced equipment and technology

While medical innovations have progressed dramatically over the previous century, the last 20 years specifically have resulted in monumental advancements that substantially improved medical care standards and overall global health. Numerous new technologies have been introduced in this time. The use of robotic devices in surgery was introduced in the 1990s. Since then, procedures that were

once incredibly invasive and required long hospital stays and recovery times are now done with minimally invasive surgeries on an outpatient basis. It is critical that the hospital is able to keep pace with medical technology if it is to provide the best possible care to children. The Foundation will play a crucial role in ensuring this happens by establishing a “future equipment fund” to enable the hospital to purchase the latest equipment as it becomes available.

Enabling positive patient and family experiences

While the patients may be small, we know that kids aren’t just little adults. They bring a unique set of challenges and opportunities when it comes to making and keeping them healthy and happy. The role of play, music and distraction therapies cannot be underestimated when it comes to caring for children. When a child is in hospital, they are often accompanied by parents, siblings and extended family. Whilst caring for the patient is the hospital’s first and primary focus, the needs of the whole family must also be considered. The Foundation funds positive experiences for patients and families in the midst of treatment or attending outpatient appointments.

Facilitating collaborations

The hospital team work closely with their colleagues in the broader Child and Adolescent Health Service to ensure the best possible care for children and young people. The Community Health team provide services focused on growth and development in the early years and promote wellbeing during childhood and adolescence. The Mental Health team supports children and young people providing mental health programs both within the hospital and in the community. The Foundation is committed to providing funds to continue to foster collaboration between these key areas of the Child and Adolescent Health Service so they can provide coordinated and seamless patient care which improves healthcare quality while lowering costs by avoiding unnecessary duplication of services.

The Foundation plays a pivotal role in ensuring researchers have funds to continue to make significant headway in advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care.

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Professor Britta with Heath who has cyctic fibrosis.


investing in world-class expertise People are at the centre of everything the hospital does. At the Foundation, we are relentlessly determined to provide funds to attract, develop and support world-class doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to take care of our most vulnerable, sick kids.

The impact of your donations Professorial Chairs Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, since 2008 Professorial Chairs have been established in a number of specialty areas and enable the hospital to remain at the forefront of paediatric medicine. A joint initiative between the hospital, the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, these professorial positions are of enormous benefit to the hospital and the children it supports. During their tenure, each Professor has the opportunity to further develop and deliver clinical services, teach medical staff and lead research projects. Professor Britta Regli-von Ungern-Sternberg is the Chair of Paediatric Anaesthesiology. “Being able to lead a team to develop improved approaches to anaesthesia for children based on family history enables us to significantly decrease the risks associated with surgical procedures,” she said. “It is so important to continually gain a greater level of understanding of factors involved in potential long term harm to children. It is a thrill to be involved in ground-

breaking research. Being able to share our conclusions with other professionals outside of WA means that the impact of our day to day work is far reaching. I couldn’t have achieved what I have without this crucial funding from the Foundation.” Significantly, when their tenure is over, the collaborations between Professors and the hospital continue. Many doctors take what they have discovered here in WA back to their home countries, extending the impact of Foundation funding to an international level.

Fellowships To ensure our paediatric health system has the necessary specialists to care for WA’s increasing population of children and adolescents in future years, the Foundation funded Paediatric Trainee Development Fellowship Program was established. The program focuses on training and fostering the development of the next generation of leaders in paediatric medicine through fellowships that allow medical professionals to focus on specialised areas of research interest for up to two years at a time. Foundation Fellowships have been offered in a wide range

of specialities and allow junior doctors the extraordinary opportunity to expand and consolidate their learning and become involved in research and innovation pivotal to the continuing improvement of the health outcomes for children throughout WA. Dr Daniel Yeoh was one such recipient. As part of his Fellowship Dr Yeoh spent time training and working in infectious diseases and general paediatrics both at PMH and in the Kimberley. His research focus was on skin health and associated conditions such as kidney disease and rheumatic heart disease that can be brought on by skin infections.

Dr Daniel Yeoh with young patient Riley.

“The aim was to establish how common skin diseases are in the Kimberley and how health professionals recognise skin disease. Infections like scabies and school sores can have serious complications, so it’s important to understand how to recognise how common these conditions are,” he explains. “I am extremely grateful to the Foundation and their donors for establishing the Fellowship program. It has provided me the opportunity to explore an important area of research that I may not have been able to if it weren’t for the program.”

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Investing in the future

Nine-month-old baby Cate receiving her immunisation with mum, Christina.

By 2055 Australia’s rapidly growing population is predicted to reach 40 million. While this may seem like an issue for the future, it is something that the team at Perth Children’s Hospital are acutely aware of today. Ensuring the hospital is well positioned to attract and retain world-class medical experts to care for an increasing number of children and young people is a key focus for the hospital. The Foundation plays a important role by providing funds to support hospital staff, allowing them the opportunity to improve their skills, explore partnerships and test hypotheses. The strategic partnership with Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) to bring Professor Tobias Kollmann, an international leader in paediatric infectious diseases, to the hospital is a key example of how Foundation donors are investing in expertise and securing the skills required to care for children well into the future. Professor Kollmann and his team will move from Canada to Perth to establish the first international hub of the Human Vaccines Project. The aim of the project is to decode the human immune system and develop one-shot vaccines for a range of infectious diseases and cancers. Just as the mapping of the human genome has led to incredible advances in medical science, the Human Vaccines Project has the potential to truly unlock the power of the immune system to fight disease from within – that means more effective vaccines and immunotherapies for children throughout WA.


Professor Tobi Kollmann with members of his research team.

Professor Kollmann and his team will move from Canada to Perth to establish the first international hub of the Human Vaccines Project.

Dr Nick, giving kids like Angus a chance Dr Nick Gottardo, Head of Department of Oncology and Haematology at Perth Children’s Hospital, was the inaugural recipient of a Foundation Fellowship in Oncology, and is a wonderful example of how Fellowships enhance the care and treatment children from throughout WA receive at the hospital. Dr Gottardo was awarded a Foundation Fellowship in 2000 which enabled him to complete the clinical training necessary to specialise in paediatric haematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation. It also provided the basis for Dr Gottardo to secure a ‘Laura and Greg Norman National Children’s Cancer Foundation Fellowship’, the first time this Fellowship was given to a clinician outside of North America.

under-researched area and one in which I could make a difference if I was equipped with the necessary skills. I undertook further training at the internationally acclaimed St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, USA. After three years at St Jude I returned to the hospital to apply what I had learnt and discover new therapies and ways of curing more children with brain tumours with reduced side effects.”

Perth Children’s Hospital is the only centre for treatment of children with cancer in WA. Foundation Fellowships are a key part of the hospital’s strategy to grow its capacity to manage its increasing caseload. Funding allows recipients to focus on clinical training, while also being afforded time to participate in research. The ultimate beneficiaries are children living with childhood cancer. Thirteen year old

“Childhood brain tumours appeared to me to be an under-researched area and one in which I could make a difference if I was equipped with the necessary skills.

Angus was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the beginning of 2018 after suffering continual vomiting for 10 days. Subsequent neurological tests concerned the doctor and an MRI of his head was ordered, revealing an ependymoma. Angus had surgery to remove the tumour and is currently receiving radiation treatment under Dr Gottardo’s care. “The care that we have received from Dr Nick and his team has been exceptional,” explained Stacey, Angus’ mother. “We are extremely lucky to have a doctor of his quality here at the hospital.”

“I am eternally grateful for the opportunities that original Foundation Fellowship provided me,” explains Dr Gottardo. “While completing my Fellowship, it became apparent that leukaemia research had transformed a disease that half a century ago was essentially fatal, to one where now up to 80 percent of children are cured. However, the same cannot be said for brain tumours, with many remaining incurable. Those that we can cure often leave children with numerous significant long term side effects as a result of current therapies.” “Childhood brain tumours appeared to me to be an Annual Review 2017/2018 Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation


The Foundation provides over $2 million each financial year to support researchers in their quest for continual improvement in the way kids in WA are treated.


pioneering ground-breaking research Paediatric medicine has come a long way over the last twenty years and research is key to ensuring constant improvements in the ways our children are cared for. We are fortunate to have passionate researchers succeeding at the forefront of their field, meaning that children will benefit from their wonderful work for many years to come.

The impact of your donations Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Research Fund The Foundation provides over $2 million each financial year to support researchers in their quest for continual improvement in the way kids in WA are treated. The Foundation’s research fund provides: Seeding grants to allow researchers to increase their competitiveness in attracting external research funding by developing a research hypothesis into a viable proposal for submission to external funding bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC), Australia’s peak funding body for medical research. Project grants that support the investigation of new ways of diagnosing, treating and or preventing childhood disease and illness. Translational grants to enable researchers to translate their projects into better patient outcomes, improved health service delivery, and population health and well-being initiatives. PhD scholarship grants to help early career researchers build their capacity in their chosen field of paediatric health.

Allergy De-labelling Study A world-first research project funded by the Foundation investigated how accurately WA children are being labelled as allergic to antibiotics, specifically penicillin. It is estimated that around 90-95 percent of children who have been labelled as allergic to antibiotics do not in fact have a true allergy. Professor Mikaela Lucas, Project Lead and UWA Associate and Clinical Immunologist at Perth Children’s Hospital explains

that the incorrect labelling of children as having antibiotic resistance is probably one of the most ignored problems in our health care system, and an issue that is becoming a big problem worldwide.

“The good news is that de-labelling will significantly increase the number of children who can receive the appropriate antibiotics as part of their treatment plan.”

“Using other antibiotics which are really reserved for complex bacteria is giving rise to superbugs,” she says.

Through the Foundation funded study over 300 children have been de-labelled as allergic to antibiotics.

“It’s very much the opposite of the iceberg effect, where the number of children with true allergies is very small, but those with self-reported allergies is very large. That’s why we really need to view this problem on a global level.

As well as being a huge relief to parents, the project has the potential to significantly decrease costs across the health system and, most importantly, greatly improve the care children receive.

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Annabelle Arnold, testing Conor for allergies.

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Investing in the future Professor Richmond was given a $50,000 PMH Foundation research grant 10 years ago to conduct a study into treatments for middle ear infections and is now considered a world-leading researcher in this field.


Our donors are helping transform the future health of children by providing vital funds for research projects today. A great example of the long term impact of supporting research is the work being carried out by Professor Peter Richmond and his team at the Perth Children’s Hospital Child Clinical Research Facility.

Professor Richmond was given a $50,000 PMH Foundation research grant 10 years ago to conduct a study into treatments for middle ear infections, or otitis media (OM). OM affects many children and is responsible for the greatest number of GP visits, antibiotic prescriptions and surgical procedures for Australian kids. It can result in temporary or

giving kids like the Lester children a chance through research

three children formally tested to establish if they did actually have an antibiotic allergy.

The Lester children, from left Darcy, Audrey and Ruby.

The Lester family appreciates the role research plays in keeping their children healthy and happy. Mum of three, Natasha explains that as each of the three children developed a mild rash as infants whilst on antibiotics, they were labelled as allergic to them.

long-term hearing loss and can have a major effect on speech development and subsequent school performance. That initial Foundation grant provided a launch pad for Professor Richmond and his team and allowed them to access further funds. Leveraging Foundation support in this manner has enabled the team to significantly improve the

“As each of the children developed rashes while they were taking antibiotics for various illnesses, we were told it was best to avoid them in future. “For several years my husband and I had to keep track of which child was allergic to which antibiotic,

treatment of a very common disease affecting thousands of children every year. From exploring ways to minimise the impact of OM on Aboriginal children and early language and communication skills, to examining nonsurgical treatments for children with chronic ear infections, the team are considered one of the leading international OM research groups.

as they were all different. As you can image, it was a bit of a challenge when two or all three kids came down with something at the same time.” During one visit to PMH, Natasha was told about the Foundation funded study being carried out and offered the opportunity to have all

“We were so pleased when all three children were cleared of all allergy labels. It’s such a relief to know that now if any of the children fall ill we can go straight to whatever is the best antibiotic to cure that particular thing. “It’s wonderful to know that really practical research like this is being conducted to ensure children are given the best possible treatment. It amazes me that without this study, my children could have lived their whole lives thinking they were allergic to antibiotics that actually could help them get better sooner.”

Professor Peter Richmond, left and opposite page with young patient, Silas.

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Angus was paralysed after a motor bike accident. Pictured here with Mum, Deb who was excited to see him testing the ReWalk.


securing the most advanced equipment and technology The Foundation’s investment in equipment focuses on funding innovations and improvements in technology. Often, the pieces that we fund represent significant advances and are Australian or even world firsts in a paediatric setting.

The impact of your donations Exoskeleton ReWalk Device for the iRehab program Foundation donors funded the Exoskeleton ReWalk device used by the iRehab team to support children with spinal cord injuries. The device is the first to be used in a paediatric setting in Australia and there are only three other ReWalk devices in paediatric hospitals in the world. The ReWalk is an incredibly high-tech, wearable robotic frame with motors at the hip and knee joints that enables children who are paralysed to walk. The device controls movement using subtle changes in a child’s centre of gravity. Repeated body shifting generates a sequence of steps which mimics the natural gait of the legs. The system can be customised to provide optimal fit for each child that uses it. It also records patient information allowing therapists to track a child’s progress and enter a range of parameters to tailor the system as their strength and endurance increases.

Giraffe Warmers The Foundation has pledged on-going support for the purchase of special neonatal beds for our sickest newborn babies. Thanks to our donors, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit received eight Giraffe Warmers which provide a lifesustaining environment for vulnerable babies. The warmers are designed to foster the baby’s growth, while keeping them warm and content. Their practical design allows staff easy access to monitor temperature, weight, oxygen levels and pulse rate with minimal disruption and movement. The warmers also provide everything staff require to deliver resuscitation therapy to high risk newborns and to do their job with the least amount of disturbance. Less movement of medically unstable babies has been proven to markedly improve outcomes so, once again, Foundation donors are ensuring these tiny patients receive the best possible care.

The ReWalk device is the first to be used in a paediatric setting in Australia.

Easing the flow at ENT clinics Almost 11,000 children are seen each year in the ENT Clinic at the hospital, reviewing conditions involving the ear, nose, sinuses, throat and airways. Nasopharyngoscopes are used to evaluate children with airway, voice, swallowing and breathing problems. Between five and ten procedures using these scopes are performed each day. While the hospital had enough scopes to deal with planned outpatient appointments, they didn’t have any flexibility to deal with emergencies that arise throughout the hospital. Scopes had to be diverted from outpatient clinics, often making families wait longer than expected. As each scope requires 24 hours for cleaning following use, having a larger supply has helped reduce the need to re-book patients for scope specific follow-up appointments. Unique training opportunities for junior medical staff are also now possible with the additional scopes.

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Children being photographed for the 3D facial imaging project.

Investing in the future 3D Facial Imaging Equipment As part of a world first research project designed to build an image database of children’s faces in order to assist with diagnosing genetic and rare diseases, particularly Aboriginal children who were under represented , the Foundation funded innovative facial imaging equipment. This technology captures an ear to ear image of a child’s face using two units of six cameras and an industrial-grade flash system. It is easily disassembled and packed into a suitcase, making it ideal for clinicians to transport and set up in regional and remote parts of WA. Each 3D image can be captured in as little as seven seconds. This same pioneering technology is being developed to monitor how some drugs are working in children with rare and severe conditions. Excitingly, this could contribute to better, less expensive and more easily accessible medical care. The technology is non-invasive, does not require a blood test and, unlike some other tests, does not use radiation. Surgeons also regularly use 3D facial digital photography to assist them in assessing and planning facial surgery for children with conditions present from birth, such as cleft palate, and those who sustain a facial trauma as a result of an accident.

The technology is non-invasive, does not require a blood test and, unlike some other tests, does not use radiation. 22

Purpose-designed Paediatric Cots – especially for the babies of WA Remarkably, Perth Children’s Hospital nursing staff have been involved in the creation of special paediatric cots to be used in a range of departments throughout the hospital. These cots have been purpose built to make staff access easier, featuring a height and position adjustable mattress and an IV drip line gap in the side rails to prevent IV lines from getting tangled when the sides of the cot are raised or lowered. The Foundation is extremely proud to be involved in the purchase of these cots.

Giving kids like the Rutter triplets a chance to control their condition When Lisa was 16 months old, she began displaying some unusual symptoms. She was constantly thirsty and urinating excessively. After a visit to the family doctor, Lisa was sent to PMH and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Within seven months, her sisters, Penny and Rachel had also been diagnosed with the disease, which has no known cure. With the news came a huge adjustment for the whole family. They learnt everything they could about blood glucose checks and insulin injections but the triplets developed rare complications and intolerance to insulin. The hospital became a long-term home to the girls. During this time, the triplets endured numerous treatments, procedures

and operations, including chemotherapy. Some of these treatments had never been trialled before, placing the girls and PMH at the forefront of some ground-breaking steps in the treatment of diabetes. After three years of different trials of equipment and techniques, the girls were given insulin pumps that helped to alleviate the problems in dealing with their blood glucose levels. They were finally able to leave PMH and move back into their family home. The triplets were seven and a half and were able to become more independent in looking after their own insulin dosages. Thanks to donations received by the Foundation, the hospital’s Diabetes Clinic is now able to help more

Taking on the challenge of Abseil for PMH to raise funds for the hospital.

children like Lisa, Penny and Rachel move onto insulin pumps. These pumps can be too expensive for some families to afford, however families whose children will benefit from a pump can apply for assistance from the Insulin Pump Program. The triplets are now 20. They don’t remember a life without diabetes. From very hectic and at times uncertain beginnings, the

triplets now lead exciting normal lives. Lisa, Penny and Rachel realise that their medical condition will always take up mental and emotional time for them, but with wonderful guidance from hospital staff and with thanks to Foundation supporters, they have managed to control their diabetes, rather than let it control them.

The triplets at one of their early admissions to PMH.

The triplets are now 20. They don’t remember a life without diabetes. From very hectic and at times uncertain beginnings, the triplets now lead exciting normal lives.

Today, with their dad Gary.

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enabling positive patient and family experiences Providing moments of happiness and fun for patients and their families is crucial to relieving some of the tension that goes along with having a child in hospital and is a critical part of what we do. Outdoor spaces, art and music are only a few of the experiences patients and their families can access in the moments they have away from their hospital rooms. Activities are also available at their bedside, enabling those not able to leave their rooms to make positive memories.

The impact of your donations Artist in Residence Program The Artist in Residence program, in partnership with the School of Special Educational Needs and Medical and Mental Health, offers patients, families and friends a welcome distraction from being in hospital. Anecdotal evidence has shown that art therapy helps children feel more relaxed and happy at a time that may be stressful. Thanks to Foundation supporters, a seed grant was provided to PMH to further explore the role that art plays in a more positive mind set for kids that find themselves in hospital. This important

research has led to art therapy being recognised as evidence based therapy for kids with a range of medical conditions. Artists such as Michaela Castledine and Lucinda Crimson have run hundreds of workshops, working with children during bedside visits as well as in group sessions. These workshops gave children new skills and instant results, allowing both those that were in for a short hospital visit as well as those that were in hospital for an extended time, the selfconfidence to create amazing pieces of art. Children were able to display their artworks above their beds or have them exhibited in Megazone.

Music as Therapy Music provides our lives with a soundtrack, invoking memories and allowing kids to express themselves without speaking. With the support of a Foundation grant, music therapy has been included in the range of treatments offered by the Neurological Rehabilitation Service at the hospital. Since its introduction, the Allied Health team have charted significant improvements in motor, communication, language and cognitive skills of patients. Music Therapist, Karen Twyford, explains that music therapy also helps the emotional rehabilitation of many children. “It is very distressing for families to see their children, who may have been perfectly healthy, suddenly develop a brain or neurological condition. Music therapy helps give the children a welcome distraction but also gets them to engage with the music and the therapist and leads to further health improvements. It is a wonderful way to engage with children with brain injuries who otherwise might not respond to or interact with clinicians.�



William enjoying the music room at Fun on Four while at PCH for treatment for an eye infection.

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Investing in the future Continuing to heal through happiness One of the Foundation’s major achievements was the establishment of Megazone at PMH in 1999. Developed on the premise of healing through happiness, Megazone was a safe play space where patients and their families could escape the numerous medical procedures and medications they endured daily or could go to in between outpatient appointments. Imaginatively decorated for special occasions, Megazone came complete with a theatre, where many amazing performances took place, a covered outdoor playground, the location of yummy BBQ’s, a craft area, arcade games and a particular favourite, an air hockey table! It was known as a medical staff free zone and kids knew

that when they were there, nothing painful or unpleasant would happen to them. The fantastic volunteers were always on hand to help the kids with a craft project, bounce a basketball or challenge them to a downhill ski race. Over the years, Megazone played host to a variety of sports and TV stars, giving their time to put smiles on the faces of the kids. But the most loved visitor, other than Stitches the Bear, was Santa, bringing joy to those families who had no choice but to wake up on Christmas Day in a hospital room. This wonderful space hasn’t disappeared just because PMH closed its doors. Our entertainment precinct at Perth Children’s Hospital, Fun on Four, continues the Foundation’s long history of funding moments of

Megazone was a safe play space for patients and their families.

happiness. Kids are able to create positive memories at the hospital, outside of the clinical environment. Specialist areas include a large arts and craft area where children can create their own masterpieces, a music room complete with a range of instruments as well as music software and recording equipment and a sensory room that incorporates a range of sights, sounds, textures and motions to relax, calm or energise children who cannot participate in mainstream activities. There are also dedicated toddler and tween spaces, an outdoor play area, a cinema showing recent movies as well as family favourites and a fully stocked book bunker, where children can transport themselves to another world through stories.

Fun on Four, continuing the Foundation’s history of funding moments of happiness.


Giving kids like Olivia the motivation to fight Nine-year-old Olivia was diagnosed with a large pilocytic astrocytoma (brain tumour). After surgery to remove the tumour, Olivia needed intensive therapy to learn to walk and talk again. Olivia has had access to music therapy during all phases of her recovery. Music therapist, Karen Twyford, works closely with the multidisciplinary team to plan ways to use music to assist Olivia with her therapy goals. In the early stages, Karen visited Olivia at her bedside and sang familiar songs. Initially Olivia gave smiles and made small vocal sounds in response to hearing her favourite songs, and as she

grew stronger Olivia was able to join in with some of the lyrics. As Olivia’s recovery progressed, she was able to attend sessions off the ward. Olivia built up her upper limb strength and coordination through the use of percussion instruments, and she was also able to improve her cognitive skills including attention span and memory. As an outpatient, Olivia continues to access music therapy. Live music provides a motivating and rhythmic stimulus for Oliva during her treadmill walking sessions in physiotherapy. Olivia has also been able to reflect on different aspects of her hospital journey through song writing. Using a familiar

song as a base, Olivia and Karen identify positive words and phrases to create and record something intensely personal.

Olivia with music therapist Karen Twyford.

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facilitating collaborations For twenty years, the Foundation has provided additional support for projects within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Community Health Service. These ventures focus not only on patients, but their families as well.

The impact of your donations Telehealth Services Families from regional areas of our state who require support are faced with many barriers and burdens such as travel and accommodation expenses, children missing out on school and parents having to take extended periods of leave from work. Telehealth is an innovative method of delivering healthcare which uses technologies such as video conferencing equipment to bridge the distance between young patients and their health care team in Perth. The equipment also creates professional development opportunities for hospital staff as they are better able to consult with and provide support to other medical professionals regardless of their geographical location.

Foundation funded telehealth units have reduced the amount of travel and inconvenience for hundreds of families. They have also reduced strain on resources and waiting lists and relieved parents and carers from having to travel to Perth for every single medical appointment. These units have been installed in remote locations such as Derby hospital in our far north, Karratha in the Pilbara as well as Bunbury to the south. An urban program for Aboriginal families has also been set up. This has led to an increase in indigenous parents accessing medical care for their children, which in turn prevents hospital stays. There are very few patients or conditions for which telehealth is unsuitable. It is applicable to a broad range of patient groups.

Play therapy When working with children and adolescents therapeutically, therapists in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) use a unique and age appropriate ‘tool-kit’ to assist their young clients to freely and safely express themselves. Thanks to Foundation funding, CAMHS clinics are equipped with a carefully selected range of toys and materials to either establish


play therapy rooms or better equip clinicians’ offices. Play therapy and creative approaches are important modes of therapy that help children and young people work through emotional, psychosocial and behavioural difficulties. Just as a surgeon uses medical equipment in the operating theatre, a child therapist uses a range of tools and objects within the therapy room to promote and facilitate self-expression. It can often be difficult for children who are still developing their language skills to process and express their experiences in words. This difficulty increases for children from non-English speaking backgrounds. In play therapy toys become words and play becomes the child’s natural language. With the assistance of the therapist, the child becomes conscious of his or her developing self and is able to articulate their emotional needs. Often the use of toys and creative mediums, such as art and craft materials, provides a safety and emotional distance for the child to work through and share their experiences more comfortably without the risk of further traumatisation. Ensuring that CAMHS clinics and therapists are equipped with tools and training allows opportunities for engaging children and young people through directive and/or nondirective play therapy.

morgan Born with several complex medical conditions, Morgan visits a range of specialists at the hospital on a weekly basis.

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The Big Splash helped children and adults unleash their inner artist.

Investing in the future The Big Splash WA Schools Program As part of a major campaign by the Foundation to raise awareness of children’s mental health, a brightly coloured pod of dolphins swam into Perth. The Big Splash WA event was aimed at addressing the drastic increase in young people presenting to medical professionals with mental health issues. To accompany the event, The Big Splash WA Education Resource kits were developed and written by leading experts at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit. Still in use by schools throughout WA, these kits use ageappropriate language for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and provide teachers and parents with activities to begin a conversation about mental health. The student activities are engaging and fun and come with comprehensive notes to give teachers, parents and carers a steady compass to navigate the subject of children’s mental health. The kits also list the relevant services and networks available to children and their parents throughout Western Australia.


Giving kids like Sophie the best chance at a happy and healthy life Sophie’s journey has been a difficult one. She began having seizures when she was just four weeks old. Early signs of Sophie’s condition included twitching when she was burped after feeding. Her mum Shellie simply thought it was Sophie’s reaction to being patted on her back. After a few weeks, Shellie noticed that other things weren’t quite right, for example Sophie never turned her head. When Shellie mentioned her concerns to others, she was told that she shouldn’t compare Sophie to other babies. However, Shellie trusted her instincts and decided to take Sophie to her GP as her twitching increased in frequency. After watching a video of one of Sophie’s episodes, the GP referred Sophie directly to PMH. Sophie was diagnosed with Refractory Myoclonic Epilepsy when she was four months old, and with Diskinetic Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy a year later. After four years of genetic testing, and countless outpatient and inpatient appointments at PMH, it was confirmed that Sophie had Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy, also known as Dravet Syndrome. This syndrome is characterised by frequent, uncontrollable seizures that are generally unresponsive to medications. Other symptoms may include low muscle tone, unsteady walking, low immunity and chronic infections and nutritional problems. The most severe of Sophie’s seizures is known as status epilepticus, which is a continuous seizure.

Sophie and her family always find a reason to smile despite all the challenges they face.

“Status begins without warning. It is ridiculously scary to see and there is absolutely nothing that we as parents can do to help. Sophie has had too many of these events to count, and she has been in intensive care over 100 times and has needed to be put into an induced coma to get the seizure to stop,” Shellie explains. “We are so proud of Sophie and her amazing determination and tenacity, despite all of the challenges she faces. “It’s really difficult at times, so it’s incredibly reassuring that the Foundation is always there constantly raising funds to ensure the hospital is well staffed and equipped to care for Sophie and the thousands of children like her who depend on it to survive. “We are also extremely grateful for the extra activities the Foundation provides at the hospital like BBQs, visits from Stitches, and Easter and Christmas treats. All these things help to make a hospital stay that little more bearable and really cannot be underestimated.” Annual Review 2017/2018 Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation


fundraising highlights Over the past twenty years companies, individuals, families and community groups have supported events and raised substantial funds for the Foundation, finding brilliant ideas and boundless motivation to provide the best medical outcomes for the sick kids of WA. Our fundraising is vital to delivering the best equipment, projects, therapy, staff and moments of happiness for the kids undergoing treatment at the hospital. Here is a snapshot of the many and varied activities the Foundation has undertaken, with many more years of fun to come!

Bear by Night Ball From its inception in 1995 to the final event in 2015, the Bear by Night Ball gained a reputation as one of the biggest and best fundraising events on Perth’s social calendar. A different theme and location every year made it a completely unique event. Over $3.5 million was raised in the 20 years of the event, with money going to a wide range of hospital equipment and Foundation projects, such as the makeover of Megazone in 2010. Locations throughout Perth included Government House Gardens, Central Park and the Bell Tower foreshore, with each event becoming well known for its remarkable themes, dÊcor and costumes. Over the years there has been a Winter Wonderland, an Eastern Bazaar, and a Rio Carnivale, with the final ball being a Mexican Fiesta extravaganza at the Claremont Showgrounds.


be giving

be giving is the brain child of Melissa Karlson, a leading WA business identity and long-time supporter of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. With over 100 members, this group of committed women represent a new generation of philanthropists who support a range of projects at the hospital. be giving members aim to use their time, talents, networks and financial resources to purchase new and innovative hospital equipment. Members are invited to special events as


Ruggies Recycling began in 1996 at Granny Smith gold mine, when Environmental Officer, Rory Lamont recognised the opportunity to recycle a range of materials that were previously going into landfill.

well as various volunteering opportunities at the hospital throughout the year, including Bun Day which endeavours to spread some Easter cheer to families and staff and providing Mother’s Day gifts to mums.

Melissa Karlson and Rhonda Wyllie, long-time supporters of the Foundation.

In 2018, be giving raised an incredible $430,000 at their annual Dinner under the Stars.

This innovative fundraising initiative works with companies around WA to coordinate the recycling of waste in WA mine sites and other remote projects. Proceeds from these recycling efforts have been used to purchase vital medical equipment for the hospital.

The Big Walk

Initiated by the Rotary Club of Mosman Park in 1996, The Big Walk is an annual event taking place in the beautiful surrounds of Burswood and the Swan River, attracting thousands of families and community members alike. From 2006 to 2016, the Foundation partnered with The Big Walk, with over $2 million being raised for projects throughout PMH. In 2017, the Foundation was thrilled to take over the running of this much loved event. Participants got involved in fun, familyfriendly activities such as a sea of bubbles at the start line, the Jungle Body dance party and the happy hula-hooping station along the route as well as having fun at the fabulous Stitches Bear Fair at the finish line! Annual Review 2017/2018 Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation


Facing challenges for the kids

Since 2003, the Foundation has provided supporters with some adrenaline filled challenges, all in the name of raising money for the kids in hospital. Our more intrepid supporters have been able to strap themselves in and abseil down the side of Perth’s highest buildings, including Allendale Square, the WACA tower, the Woodside building and the 160m drop from the top of QV1 in the CBD. Participant Bob Clinton remarked, “If my grandson, who is a frequent flyer at the hospital can face the constant procedures and surgeries he has to go through, then I can certainly face my fears and raise money at the same time! It was an incredible experience and I encourage others to step outside their comfort zone for a wonderful cause.”

Cherry Auction

The annual Cherry Auction fundraiser for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is an incredibly successful event that takes place at Market City. This colourful event begins with the arrival of our wonderful Foundation ambassadors, the Cherry Prince and Princess. These special children have been cared for as patients at the hospital throughout their young lives. Members of the Cherry Growers Association of WA generously donate one-kilo boxes of cherries (the first of the season) for the occasion, which are auctioned off to the highest bidders. Since its inception in 1992, the Charity Cherry Auction has raised over $950.000. We are very thankful to the team at Market City who are so supportive of this fantastic event each year.


Christmas Lights Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Christmas Lights campaign encourages WA homeowners to really get into the spirit of Christmas by adorning their homes with festive lights and decorations, while fundraising for the Foundation to support research and equipment at the hospital. As part of the campaign, people who visit registered Christmas Lights homes are encouraged to make a small donation to the Foundation. Homes stretching from Alkimos in the north through to Baldivis in the south, as well as homes in regional WA, are festooned merry and bright in Christmas lights, with homeowners accepting donations from visitors to their displays. The joy of seeing the community come together each year for the Christmas Lights campaign is like no other. We are very proud that the Foundation’s Christmas Lights campaign has become such a beloved event for many families around Perth, who can contribute to supporting WA children cared for at the hospital simply through visiting participating homes.

Perth Firefighters Calendar An enormous hit each year, sales of the Perth Firefighter’s Calendar raise funds for the Total Care Burns Unit at the hospital. This hard working unit provides inpatient care for more than 400 children a year and conducts over 3,000 outpatient clinic visits. Burn injury care is focused on reducing the immediate

pain and suffering. The burns team at PCH work hard to understand how they can treat burns so that it doesn’t impact the rest of the child’s life. Over the last 10 years, sales of the calendar have raised over $1 million to enable world renowned burns specialist Dr Fiona Wood and her team to find the

very best treatment for kids with burn injuries. Thank you to the Fire and Emergency Services Authority for their amazing and on-going support. Thank you also to the brave and generous firefighters who agreed to be photographed for the calendar each year – you are great sports!

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The Foundation’s focus is on funding new innovations, high impact research and cutting edge equipment and technology that the health service would not otherwise be able to access.


financial summary Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Foundation raised $9.95 million in the 2017/18 financial year. A total of $5.04 million in grant payments was made to the Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service. The Foundation now has $25 million in future commitments over the next five years (significantly up from 2016/17) to support equipment purchases, research and facilitate several longer term projects. These commitments are adequately covered by our investment reserves and donor pledges. The Foundation remains the Perth Children’s Hospital’s largest funder after Government.

A further $20.5 million is held in trust and available to specific areas of Perth Children’s Hospital conditional upon terms specified by the original donors. During the year, fundraising costs were lower than the previous year. This is as a result of a continual focus on containing costs and maximising outcomes. Our fundraising income increased by 16% over the previous year which is a pleasing result after a number of years of reducing income. This increase can be mainly attributed to an increase in Major Gift, Corporate and Event Income. We are particularly grateful for the support of some of WA’s biggest Charitable Foundations and our newest supporters, be giving led by Melissa Karlson who are making a significant impact on our fundraising efforts. Despite continuing upward pressure on Administration expenses largely from employment and office costs, we were able to cover these with our investment income. This helped ensure that all donated funds, net of direct fundraising costs, were made available to the Hospital and the associated Child and Adolescent Health Services. We now hold over $47.6 million in assets with the majority forming our highly liquid investment portfolio. Our investments are managed conservatively in strict accordance with our Investment Policy Statement which ensures funds are allocated and managed in a way that provides broad diversification and low management costs without exposure to unrewarded risk. Further growth in our reserves places us in a strong position to continue to support Perth Children’s Hospital, which finally opened its doors in June 2018 and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service, all while ensuring our ongoing financial stability.

Strong financial stewardship We pride ourselves on ensuring that all funds so generously donated are spent wisely to make a real and positive impact on child health. To achieve this we employ a rigorous peer review process to closely vet all requests for funding. The first level of review is by the Executive of the relevant health service – Perth Children’s Hospital, the Child and Adolescent Community Health Service, or the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. If they believe the project meets the Foundation’s funding guidelines, and assign it sufficient priority, the application is reviewed by the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Grant SubCommittee, which comprises members of our Board and our CEO. Finally, any request for funding over $20,000 requires the approval of the full Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Board.

In addition to establishing that each application provides a strong case outlining how it will improve health outcomes for children, the Foundation ensures that we are not being asked to fund something that the community would reasonably expect is the responsibility of Government. For example, we will not fund routine replacement of consumables, nor close gaps in the basic equipment, facilities and staffing available at Perth Children’s Hospital or more broadly across the Child & Adolescent Community and Mental Health Services. The Foundation’s focus is on funding new innovations, high impact research and cutting edge equipment and technology that the health service would not otherwise be able to access. We trust that our stewardship of the funding you provide meets your highest expectations, and gives you the confidence to continue your support.

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the foundation board Our Board of Directors bring a wide range of skills from the corporate, health and public service sectors. They provide governance and strategic leadership to ensure we are true to our vision of giving children the best possible chance of living up to their potential.

Hon. Ian Campbell Chairman

We are creating one of the world’s truly greatest children’s hospitals because of the passion, generosity and loyalty of so many wonderful Western Australians and businesses. This support is inspirational and transformational.

Steve Carulli

Time away from home and your own bed is often hard enough, and my hope is that the hospital experience of WA kids is made easier through many of the things that the Foundation makes possible.


Sylvia Meier

Philip Aylward

My hope is that every child and family is treated with kindness and positivity and that they receive the very best health care that is currently available to improve their lives.

The passion our supporters bring to the Foundation allow great things to happen for our children’s wellbeing.

Ian Shepherd

Russell Garvey

The assistance the Foundation receives from the community at large is truly remarkable. This support clearly shows people always believe that children should be as happy and healthy as possible.

We hope that the facilities and world class care and compassion provided at Perth Children’s Hospital helps the children of WA and their families feel safe and as comfortable as possible during their treatment.

Frank Romano

I am extremely proud of the Foundation support that enables the hospital to deliver the best medical care available.

Sharon Warburton

My hope is that our new hospital will continue to provide access to the best treatment the world has to offer. It’s a great feeling to be able to make a difference to sick kids and their families.

the foundation team our volunteers Without our dedicated volunteers, the Foundation would not be able to do the wonderful work that we do for children and families throughout Western Australia. From manning the Foundation’s Gift Shop, preparing annual receipt mail-outs, setting up for fundraising events and bringing Stitches the Bear to life, volunteers take on a wide range of jobs.

Our dedicated volunteers are an invaluable part of everything the Foundation does.

our staff

Our team is proud of the transformational difference we are making to the children and families that utilise Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service. It continues to drive us to achieve the best possible outcomes for children throughout WA.

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thank you

to our sponsors and supporters Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, every donation we receive is made available to the hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service. On behalf of the thousands of children, their families and the amazing staff who have benefitted from your generosity, thank you.


and Stitches


miracle Miracle supporters have made a donation of $100,000 or more in the past financial year.



Baiada Poultry Pty Limited

AAA Metal Recycling

Bank of Queensland Market West

Alder & Partners Private Wealth Management

Roy Hill Community Foundation

Amway Australia and New Zealand

Sandini Pty Ltd


Sodexo Remote Sites Perth Office

Brooks Hire Service Pty Ltd

Southern Cross Austereo

Carmen and Mark Pozzi

Supporters of Troye Sivan

CBA Staff Community Fund

The Rhonda Wyllie Foundation

City of Perth

Tony Ale & Co

Damian Black


Danielle and George Kailis

Hero supporters have made a donation of $50,000 or more in the past financial year.

Champion supporters have made a donation of $20,000 or more in the past financial year. Angus Jones Bailup Ford Farm Books & Gifts Direct Busby Family Fund Childrens Hospital Foundations Australia Deloitte Australia E.S.S. Perth HQ Denby Roberts Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited Globe BD Herbalife Nutrition Foundation Janet and John Reynolds Janet Hughan Nicheliving PMH - Ex Trainee Nurses Association Pozzi Financial Services Putt4Dough Rio Tinto - West Angelas Rotary Club of Boulder Specsavers Woodside

Star supporters have made a donation of $10,000 or more in the past financial year.


Many kind people have remembered children cared for at PMH in their Will. We thank our benefactors and their families. The legacy of their generosity will help thousands of children for years to come. Estate of:

Dominique Morcombe

• Alexander Edwin Poad • Jesse Shepherd • Margaret Mathers • Marrica Gladys Wootton • Mary Heather Forrest • Mavis Joyce Smith • Patricia Douglas Phillips • Peter Albany Bell • Peter Hoffman • Peter James Cawser John W Sutton Trust

Entertainment Publications

June Yule Endowment

Gilberts Fresh Markets

The Jack Family Charitable Trust

Carcione Foundation

Desmar Holdings Pty Ltd

Grace Ricciardo Ian Shepherd ISS Facility Services Perth HQ Ivan Bristow

The Mary Alice Charitable Trust Trust of Elizabeth Ann Bothwell

Jocelyn and John Gillett

Trust of Patrick Connolly

Ligaya and Matthew Arcy

community fundraisers

Linda and Tim Goyder Lions Club Little Folk Inc Major Security Services Melaney Goodall Michael Tichbon Minderoo Foundation Mobile Dewatering Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd PCH Tennis Classic


An extensive list of goods and services has kindly been donated by individuals and organisations, allowing us to save our hard-earned funds for the hospital. We thank everyone who has made a gift-in-kind donation.The following list acknowledges those whose donation was valued at $3,000 or more. Airland Logistics Campari Civmec Galleria Shopping Centre Hippocampus King and Wood Mallesons Kott Gunning Moss Wood Project Neon Process Minerals PWC Radlink Communications Roxy Pacific/Hostplus Holdings Scott Print Soklich and Co Steggles Stevenson Logistics The Re Store

Hundreds of thoughful individuals and community groups fundraise for the hospital. We thank them for their generosity and commitment. The following list acknowledges those who have raised $10,000 or more in the past financial year.

Rio Tinto Iron Ore Projects Charity Golf Event partners (31)

Chris Hudson

REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Satterley Property Group

Gary Langham and supporters

Sharon Warburton

Lee Buchan

Dominique Morcombe

The Good Guys Foundation The Honda Foundation Veolia


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Perth Children's Hospital Foundation  

2017-2018 Annual Review

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation  

2017-2018 Annual Review